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Subtract 80/42 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 1 38/42

50/36 - 80/42 is -65/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    50/36 = 50 × 7/36 × 7 = 350/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    80/42 = 80 × 6/42 × 6 = 480/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/252 - 480/252 = 350 - 480/252 = -130/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -65/126

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